Definition of golem in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈgəʊləm
, ˈgɔɪl-/


  • 1(In Jewish legend) a clay figure brought to life by magic.
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    • The golem of Jewish legend, for example, is a powerful automaton.
    • The idea of the android clearly has close links to the medieval Jewish stories of the golem.
    • You most likely know of the clay golem; most people do.
  • 1.1An automaton or robot.
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    • He has been credited with having created the golem, a Frankenstein figure, a living being without soul.
    • Once the assassin passed the golem, the golem awoke with pure rage in his eyes.
    • Often in these legends, the golems take on a life of their own, and gain increasing power the longer they are animated.


late 19th century: from Yiddish goylem, from Hebrew gōlem 'shapeless mass'.

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